Eclipse Details – 26th February, 2017, Sunday
Solar Eclipse 05:40 PM – 11:05 PM IST
Maha Shivaratri by Guruji Krishnananda
(Based on the teachings of Guruji Krishnananda)
Tomorrow is the Sacred day of Maha Shivaratri. At midnight, the Great Rishis (Light Masters) travel to the Divine Plane of Lord Shiva and bring a part of Him with them to our earth. So, Lord Shiva literally comes down to earth.
Lord Shiva is generally known as the Destroyer, because His energies are required for the destructive processes of the Cosmos. But the energies of Creation and Sustenance are also in Him.
On the following morning before Sunrise, Lord Shiva enters every house as a ray of Light. His Divine Energies will be available on this earth as Light for ten days.
The Rishis apprise Lord Shiva of the Spiritual condition of this earth and its people. Based on this, Lord Shiva may give instructions to the Rishis, who are the administrators of this earth.
On the first day of Shivaratri, there is a custom of staying awake through the night. This practice is called ‘Jagarana’ in Sanskrit, which literally means, not sleeping. Just staying awake on one night does not help us spiritually in any way.
‘Jagarana’ is not about sleep deprivation. It is to be understood as Being Aware or Awakening. It is being aware of the Presence of Lord Shiva on earth.
During the ten days of Lord Shiva’s stay on earth, we can absorb more of His energies by meditating and channelling Light more, and also by trying to be aware of His energies and His Presence throughout the day.
May the Lord’s Divine energies destroy all the negativity and ignorance in us and help us awaken.
Twin Eclipses in February 2017
11 February, 2017, Saturday – Lunar Eclipse 04:04 AM – 08:23 AM
26th February, 2017, Sunday – Solar Eclipse 05:40 PM – 11:05 PM
Guruji Krishnananda had said that Eclipses are very important events. They bring major changes at all levels – individual, society, nation and the entire globe. We may not notice them. All these changes depend on the Karmas and the Time. Generally, the effect of an eclipse begins 48 days in advance and lasts for the next 48 days. Every eclipse has its influence all over the world. That is why during an eclipse, we choose to meditate. Eclipses are the best time to meditate.
Every eclipse releases a lot of subtle energies which cover this entire earth. If we meditate during the eclipse period, the eclipse energies clear our Karmas, heal us and bring us enormous inner strength. Every eclipse is important; every eclipse brings us wonderful new energies which help us to positivise and transform.
The Spiritual energies of an eclipse are subtle. They do not enter us unless we invite them. When we meditate and welcome them, they enter us, help us and bring us enormous benefits.
Twin eclipses amplify the effect. We are on the verge of a twin eclipse. This is a great opportunity, it will have many doorways. If we choose there will be a leap in our Spiritual progress. This eclipse helps us in a million ways. Meditating or channelling Light during the entire eclipse period is the best thing to do. This is a very important eclipse. It helps us transform totally in every way and get rid of all types of problems.
The effect of the eclipse will be to push us towards a more sensible life. This eclipse is all about a Shift in Consciousness, a shift in our priorities. The main priority in our life should be to positivise and grow spiritually. All that we do on the material plane is of no value unless we positivise, unless we progress spiritually. Every eclipse takes us towards the New Age.
When we meditate during the eclipse period, we receive more eclipse energies and certain Spiritual processes that are going on in our system will get strengthened and hastened. Eclipses always bring us new energies which will initiate new Spiritual processes; strengthen the existing ones. Every eclipse helps us take a step ahead. We should always welcome eclipses.
Ms. Jayanthi T. K., Headmistress of Swami Vivekananda High School in Kunigal, Karnataka thanks Manasa Foundation for the Light Channelling Technique:
“Students practise Light Channelling every day for 15 minutes. They have become confident. Now they are able to think independently and take decisions on their own. Their grasping power and discipline has improved. We see leadership qualities in students increasing. This technique is very good and we thank you for introducing Light Channelling in our school.”
In the photo, boys and girls of Tuthikudi school channel Light under the guidance of Light Channels Volunteer of Manasa foundation.
This is an excerpt from the November 2016 issue of the monthly Newsletter – Doorways – from Manasa Foundation. To read the news letter click – Read Newsletter – ‘Doorways’
The Universe is monitoring us – A Message from Guruji Krishnananda
Those who are alert and aware see that the Pralaya (Transformation) processes are in full swing. Everyone is going through the turbulence when things good and bad surface and they have to be dealt with. We cannot wish them away. How we deal with that is the test. If we deal with that in the right way, spiritual way, helps easy entry to the New Age.
The Universe is monitoring us to help us. There are many intelligences working for the New Age. They are not seen and not known by many. But knowing is not necessary. We need not know everything and we cannot know everything.
Mother earth is also waiting to enter the New Age. When we channel Light, all the processes get strengthened. And, of course, we also get the benefits. Light channelling appears very simple. But it is very powerful and effective. Everyone who has channelled the Light have experienced the benefits. Let us channel Light every day.
Light and Samadhi – by Guruji Krishnananda
Light is a reality. Perhaps, Light is the One Reality that does not change. Light is eternal. Light is there, always waiting around us, within us. We must become aware of It. Try to experience, try to visualize that everything around, above, below is just Light. Try to experience this and you can enter into Samadhi.
Samadhi is a word from the ancient Sanskrit language, formed by combining ‘Sama’ (same as) and ‘Adi’ (Primordial or God). Hence the various Samadhi states correspond to the depth with which we experience God. Light is the invisible formless God. Experiencing Light is experiencing God.